Called in for a supernatural-crimes case, Buffy and Spike discover an incubus demon is targeting women in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Xander and Giles work on an exorcism that stirs up some questions about Ghost Anya.
- Spike's rape attempt onto Buffy in "Seeing Red" is revisited in this issue.
- Dowling and Spike come to terms about his relationship with Buffy, together since Love Dares You, Part One.
- Spike mentions Buffy stabbing Angel in "Becoming, Part Two".
- Xander plays Pimp Slap IV, as seen in "New Rules," Love Dares You, Part Two, and Freaky Giles Day.
- It's determined that Anya is real, a question since her first appearance in New Rules, Part One.
- Buffy remembers the time the supernatural was a secret to the general public, which happened until Harmonic Divergence.
- Buffy Summers
- Xander Harris
- Robert Dowling
- Rupert Giles
- Jean Anthony
- Lana Pasternak
- Anya Jenkins (Only mentioned)
- Hank Summers (Only mentioned)
- Joyce Summers (Only mentioned)
Organization and Titles
Weapons and Objects
Behind the Scenes
- Two famous real San Francisco locations appeared on this issue: the Women’s Building and the Piedmont boutique.
Pop Culture References
- Xander has in his bedroom a Lara Croft poster and a Baby Groot figurine.
- Xander mentions the gang member O. G. Mack.
- The demon possessing Lana Pasternak says "Lana isn't here right now," a reference to The Shining(1980) movie quote "Danny isn't here."
- The incubus calls Buffy and Jean Anthony "little pigs," in reference to the Three Little Pigs fable.
- Anya mentions the TV show Ghost Hunters.